Lovers Rock Roots Reggae

Sunday, February 10

“They were playin’ Lovers Rock, I got to fold the fingers on her waist,” sang Mos Def. “Lovers Rock Forever/they never stop,” deadpanned Superpitcher. They’re not talking about ZZ Top’s “Pearl Necklace,” I’ll tell you that. Rather, Lovers Rock is a reggae style from mid-’70s South London, known for pleasing the ladies and their dates with largely non-Jah-related content. Not that there aren’t similarities—love done right, in music and in life, is always divine. With DJs King Sound, Zion Gate Sound, Culture Yard Sound. RACHEL SHIMP

Sun., Feb. 10, 9 p.m., 2008

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